Details emerge on new Lewisport library branch design, offerings

By Dave Taylor The design and layout for the new Lewisport branch of the Hancock County Public Library is mostly complete for possible construction in June, and the 8,500 square foot building will offer new services but also pay homage to the former Lewisport Elementary School that was razed to make way for the new…

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Eighth grade candidates vie for principal, superintendent for a day

By Dave Taylor After long, grueling campaigns, Hancock County Middle School eighth-graders decided Wednesday who will be their principal for a day and superintendent for a day. Pairs of students from each of Josh Roberts’ seven eight-grade social studies classes were chosen to run for the positions, to mount campaigns and choose platforms as part…

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Trailer allows local firefighters to watch flashover up close

By Dave Taylor While Saturday’s temperatures were a little on the cool side, many of the county’s volunteer firefighters were feeling the heat during flashover recognition training that afternoon. Firefighters from several departments, including Hawesville and Lewisport, entered a multi-level burning trailer in the middle school parking lot while a fire raged on one end,…

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Wild chase winds through Hancock before ending in watery crash

By Dave Taylor A man whose tires had been punctured after evading police in Breckinridge County led police on a wild chase through Hancock County before crashing in floodwaters in Daviess County Thursday night. Jonathan Ryan McDaniel, 33, of Terre Haute, Ind., was pulled from floodwaters after overturning his pickup at the intersection of Highway…

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Locke wins indoor state shot put championship

By Dave Taylor Just weeks after setting the Hancock County High School record for indoor shot put, Nick Locke has added Class A state champion to his list of achievements. Locke, a senior, brought home the KTCCCA Class A indoor shot put state title Saturday in Mason County, pulling out the victory on his final throw…

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Rockslide repair under way

By Dave Taylor The massive rockslide that threatened the parking lot behind the Administration Building is slowly being pulverized into a harmless pile as work began Monday to clear out the hazard and shore up the rock face. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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